And, in a kind of slightly related note, mark13, I was listening to the 'listen again' version of Radio 4's 'pm' and heard that man you were talking about, David Conway, expounding his theory about us bloody foreigners bringing syphilis and HIV and in-breeding to this green and pleasant land. Astounding. And difficult to believe that anyone could seriously pur forward such arguments and, worse, persuade people of their truth -and yet it happens. Depressing.
And that is also the day in which Bill Shakespeare passed..